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Dear readers: Your team rules. Love, a reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Monday Morning Sportswriter, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Ever see a letter to the editor from a journalist?

    OK, well, ever see one like this?

    Putting aside whether it's OK or not, I'm just trying to figure out the motive. Why write something like this?


    Last Saturday, I witnessed a display of determination and camaraderie I’ve never seen before on a sports field. I’m a reporter for The Daily News in Batavia, and attended the Glove City Colonials-Lyndonville Tigers football game, the season finale in the New York Amateur Football League.

    Lyndonville won the game, 28-0. I was at the game to do a story about the Lyndonville team. But the Glove City team stood out. I spent more time on their sideline, getting to know some of their players.

    I’m writing to say this team represents Gloversville well, despite its winless record. The 13 or 14 guys who drove five hours across the state deserve the city’s praise for putting up a fight on the football field.

    The team forced and recovered three fumbles. They gained first downs. They never took a play off.

    Many of the players are second- and third-generation on the team. They played their hearts out, partly wanting to honor the team’s long tradition. I hope it continues and the team has Gloversville’s support. They put on a show Saturday that I won’t forget.


  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They even tried really hard!
  3. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    I bet they've worked so hard!
  4. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    good lord
  5. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    So they should be congratulated for doing what they were supposed to be doing.

    Where's my pat on the back for not murdering anyone today?
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Wasn't today the day you were supposed to murder someone?
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    We're all so proud of them....
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Ever since I got my current gig, I haven't even had the inkling to write a LTE for another pub.

    Why couldn't he have written a column -- or at least a blog entry -- for his shop?
  9. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    It was, but Steve Spurrier was busy, so we re-scheduled.
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Is this guy running for a Senate seat next year or something?
  11. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Blog? Not on this website...
  12. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Maybe he was trying to compromise his objectivity so he wouldn't have to cover amateur football anymore.
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